Category: "Read"


July 6th, 2012 — posted by Don
Let's discuss one last verb in the ‘read’ series. The prefix по- adds the idea of ‘for a while’ to a verb, thus почитать makes the perfective verb ‘to read for a while.’ The derived imperfective is почитывать. Imperfective Perfective Infinitive… more »


July 5th, 2012 — posted by Don
One of the most fascinating things about Russian is its ability to add prefixes to verbs and nouns to give new meanings. For instance, the suffix до- can add the idea of ‘all the way to the end.’ If you add it to читать ‘to read,’ it forms a new verb… more »

Читать (часть третья)

July 4th, 2012 — posted by Don
Today let's discuss читать/прочитать. Imperfective Perfective Infinitive читать прочитать Past читал читала читало читали прочитал прочитала прочитало прочитали Present читаю читаешь читает читаем читаете читают No such thing as… more »

Читать (часть вторая)

July 3rd, 2012 — posted by Don
Often when you learn a verb in Russian, it's helpful to learn the verb as a verb pair. One such pair is читать/почитать. Imperfective Perfective Infinitive читать почитать Past читал читала читало читали почитал почитала почитало… more »

Читать (часть первая)

July 2nd, 2012 — posted by Don
I have just realized that I have never blogged before about the word читать. Hm. Seems pretty basic, eh? Still, we can probably come up with something. Let's start with the basic imperfective verb. Imperfective Infinitive читать Past читал… more »